At the Cross (3)
Bible Reading: Luke 23:50-53
Thursday 30 March 2017
After Jesus died, a man named Joseph took Jesus’ body to prepare it for burial. Joseph was a member of the Jewish council. Verse 50 of our Bible Reading tells us that he “was a good man, who lived the way God wanted.” Joseph did not agree with the Jewish leaders who had killed Jesus.
Joseph took Jesus’ body from the cross, wrapped it in cloth and laid it in a tomb. John, chapter 19, tells us that another man, Nicodemus, was with Joseph. Nicodemus brought 100 pounds of spices to prepare Jesus’ body for burial.
Joseph and Nicodemus must have been very sad as they buried Jesus. But they were willing to take care of Jesus’ body even though other Jewish leaders could have arrested them. Joseph and Nicodemus wanted to show their love for Jesus.
I hope you love Jesus and are willing to follow and obey Him today. —BH
John 19:40-41 “These two men took Jesus’ body and wrapped it in pieces of linen cloth with the spices...In the garden there was a new tomb. No one had ever been buried there before.”
PRAYER: Dear God, I love You! Please help me every day as I follow You. In Jesus’ name. Amen.